Monday, May 5, 2008

1st birthday in the park

The pianist

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Click the above link to see Jennifer's wonderful slideshow of Reuben's party in the park with thanks!. The birthday itself was spent at the Acquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Reuben was enthralled.

Reuben had a bit of a sleepy day at the party itself, enjoying nestling up to his NICU nurse Anne Gleeson until the opening of the red piano (above) at which point he metamorphasised into a wonderful pianist. He was like a new boy, looking around for audience approval. Thanks Michele & family! An absolute crowd pleaser and we can't keep our once determined profoundly deaf son from being a concert pianist in the making. It's an absolute joy to watch. What a great shot Jennifer took of us above. The beautiful balloons are c/o Erica & family. Reuben's been having a field day playing with them. They go at the end of his cot at night so they're there to greet him in the morning. When I get some time, I'll upload video clips and more pics...

PS to all our lovely guests, some of whom left teddy bears at the picnic! Please let me know to whom they belong so they can safely go back home. Boys and girls will be missing them I'm sure!


Eva Nichole said...

I looked at all the pictures and it looks like a wonderful day and a wonderful party filled with love and happiness.
Crystal and Eva

Geraldine said...

Hi Reuben,

Happy Birthday. What lovely day you had at Will Rogers Park with all your friends there and grandad and grandma too!

You're looking so smiley in the pictures, and what a big cake!

Big birthday boy!

Candi said...

What a lovely party! With these newest photos I can't get over how big Reu has gotten. He is such a cutie! It looks like you had a wonderful day - and you all deserve it!

Amélie said...

Photos are terrific and what a glorious day in the sunshine...I bet you miss the rainy UK ...!!

Happy first birthday Reuben and how excited you must be to hear your mummy and daddies great news!!

hugs the Chan's xxxxxxx

WheresMyAngels said...

Your son is just adorable. He is so beautiful and your pics are so wonderful!